The Tool and Die Machining program is designed to provide the student with the ability to work as a machine tool operator, machinist, tool and die maker, industrial maintenance machinist and those in related occupations that require skill in machining metal with such machines as milling machines, lathes, grinders, drill presses, CNC machinery, EDM machinery including the ability to interpret part prints and use precision measuring tools.
At the completion of the diploma in Machine Tool Technology, graduates will be able to set-up and operate manual machining equipment such as, band saws, drill presses, lathes, milling machines, surface grinders, and tool and cutter grinders. Students will learn to write programs and choose tooling sufficient to complete the machining process for CNC machine tools such as vertical and horizontal machining centers, turning centers, electrical discharge machines and 3D Printing operations. Students will be able to interpret part prints and use computer aided drafting, computer aided manufacturing, and solid modeling software. Students will be proficient in related math operations and will be trained in safe operating practices compliant with OSHA and related safety regulatory agencies.
Professional Accrediting Body:
National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
State Agency/Entity Oversight:
Tennessee Board of Regents; Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
Applicable Certification/License or Industry-recognized Certificates to Be Awarded:
Associated NIMS certificates